Southern Splendour - The Golden Chariot

Day 1 : Bangalore (Monday)
  • 1600 Hrs : Self report and Registration at Taj West End.
  • 1630 Hrs : Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj.
  • 1730 Hrs : Hi-Tea.
  • 1800 Hrs : Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour.
  • 1830 Hrs : Cultural dance.
  • 1930 Hrs : Depart to Yeshwantpur railway station.
  • 2015 Hrs : Traditional Welcome at Yeshwantpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot.
  • 2245 Hrs : Train departs to Chennai.
 
Day 2 : Chennai & Mahabalipuram (Tuesday)
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 0945 Hrs : Arrive at Chennai Egmore railway station.
  • 1000 Hrs : Depart to Mahabalipuram by coach.
  • 1130 Hrs : Visit the famous St. Thome Church.
  • 1300 Hrs : Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram.
  • 1430 Hrs : Sightseeing of Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and Shiva Shore Temple.
  • 1730 Hrs : Drive to Pondicherry railway station by coach.
  • 1930 Hrs : Arrive at Pondicherry to board The Golden Chariot and refresh.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Train stable at Pondicherry railway station.
 
Day 3 : Pondicherry (Wednesday)
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1000 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing of Auroville - Ashram and Matri mandir.
  • 1300 Hrs : Lunch at a luxury partner hotel in Pondicherry.
  • 1430 Hrs : Return to the station to board The Golden Chariot and rest for while.
  • 1630 Hrs : A visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach.
  • 1830 Hrs : Return to the Pondicherry railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board.
  • 2245 Hrs : Depart to Thanjavur.
 
Day 4 : Thanjavur & Trichy (Thursday)
  • 0730 Hrs : Arrive at Thanjavur railway station.
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1000 Hrs : Visit to Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1130 Hrs : Visit to the famous Serfoji Museum.
  • 0015 Hrs : Shopping at CIE.
  • 1330 Hrs : Lunch at a riverside luxury resort.
  • 1500 Hrs : Drive to Trichy by coach.
  • 1700 Hrs : Visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • 1900 Hrs : Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board.
  • 0200 Hrs : Depart to Madurai.
 
Day 5 : Madurai (Friday)
  • 0515 Hrs : Arrive at Madurai railway station.
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1000 Hrs : Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple.
  • 1300 Hrs : Lunch on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1800 Hrs : Visit the Tirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 2230 Hrs : Depart to Nagercoil.
 
Day 6 : Kanyakumari & Kovalam (Saturday)
  • 0400 Hrs : Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station.
  • 0515 Hrs : Depart to Kanyakumari by coach.
  • 0730 Hrs : Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast after viewing sunrise.
  • 0930 Hrs : Depart to visit the Padmanabhapura wooden palace.
  • 1300 Hrs : Return back to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board.
  • 1400 Hrs : Depart to Kochuveli.
  • 1600 Hrs : Arrive at Kochuveli Railway Station.
  • 1630 Hrs : Drive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll by the beach (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach).
  • 1930 Hrs : Cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam.
  • 2200 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot.
 
Day 7 : Alleppey (Sunday)
  • 0430 Hrs : Depart to Alleppey.
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 0930 Hrs : Arrive at Alleppey railway station.
  • 1000 Hrs : Depart for Houseboat cruise on the Vembanad backwaters with Lunch on houseboat.
  • 1500 Hrs : Depart to Kochi by road.
  • 1600 Hrs : Visit the Chinese Fishing nets and a walk around the Jew town for shopping.
  • 1830 Hrs : Return to Ernakulam railway station to board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1910 Hrs : Depart to Bangalore.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.
 
Day 8 : Bangalore (Monday)
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 1100 Hrs : Arrive at Yeshwantpur railway station and farewell by the entire crew.
 
Note : Itenary, Destination & Scheduled Time are liable to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
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  • Bangalore: A World of Opportunity.
  • Mamallapuram & Chennai.
  • Pondicherry.
  • Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur.
  • Madurai.
  • Kanyakumari / Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey.
 
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 Inclusion
  • Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot / Travel / all meals / conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks / palaces and cultural programs.
 
 Exclusion
  • Room Service, Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
 
Note :
  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years,
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
  • GST 5% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms.
  • Tariff is subject to change without notice.
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Pride of The South Tour Program and Price for Year 2018-20
 
October 2017 to March 2018 (For Indian Travelers only)
Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 488 $ 3414
Double $ 394 $ 2753
Triple $ 315 $ 2203
 
October 2017 to March 2018 (For International Travelers only)
Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 881 $ 6167
Double $ 670 $ 4687
 
October 2018 to March 2020 (For Indian Travelers only)
Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 584 $ 4078
Double $ 426 $ 2978
Triple $ 316 $ 2206
 
October 2018 to March 2020 (For International Travelers only)
Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 977 $ 6830
Double $ 742 $ 5180
Triple $ 634 $ 4410
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 Payments
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirmation of the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 60 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 30 - 59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 15 - 29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 14 days prior to departure.
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
 
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
 
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your.
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INDIAN LUXURY TRAIN TOUR
THE GOLDEN CHARIOT
 
Southern Splendour Tour Program and Price for Year 2018-20
 
October 2017 to March 2018
Month Dates
Oct, 2017 23
Nov, 2017 6
Dec, 2017 11
Feb, 2018 5
 
October 2018 to March 2019
Month Dates
Oct, 2018 22
Nov, 2018 5, 26
Dec, 2018 31
Jan, 2019 21
Feb, 2019 4, 25
 
October 2019 to March 2020
Month Dates
Oct, 2019 28
Nov, 2019 11, 25
Dec,2019 16, 30
Jan, 2020 13
Mar, 2020 16
 
Dates available for Charters & Group Bookings
Month Dates
Oct, 2017 2, 9, 30
Nov, 2017 13, 27
Dec, 2017 4, 18
Jan, 2018 1, 15, 29
Feb, 2018 12, 26
Mar, 2018 12, 19, 26
The above dates may change in case of unavoidable circumstances

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